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durned (not comparable)
1912, Kate Langley Bosher, The Man in Lonely Land:
- Take the durned thing away.
1916, Fannie Hurst, Every Soul Hath Its Song:
- I liked your nerve, too, durned if I didn't!"
1995 April 28, Mary Shen Barnidge, “Zara Spook and Other Lures”, in Chicago Reader:
- All four are hoping to enjoy some quiet time at the women's bass fishing tournament, but durned if wimpy Talmadge and grumpy Mel don't tag along and upset everything.